Piero Benedetti

  • Born
    1585
  • Died
    14th July 1649
  • Birthplace
    Florence, Italy
Piero Benedetti was an Italian composer. He was a court chaplain in Florence, a member of the Accademia degli Elevati and from 1630 a canon of S Lorenzo. All his surviving compositions are songs. The extremes of style in his three books of Musiche (1611-17) are clear examples of musical mannerism: they are characterized by harsh, often unprepared dissonances, unusual harmonic progressions, erratic rhythms and striking declamatory passages.

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